19 February 2012

The Friday Report (on Sunday)

I've been missing in action for the last couple of weeks but I've stayed on track and hit a couple of major milestones. 

As I mentioned in one of my post last month, I was issued a challenge; under 300 by Valentine's Day.  On February 14th, after a rather vigourous Fit Chicks workout, I stepped onto the scale at the gym and it read.......297!!!!!

My reward?  A pedicure courtesy of lead Fit Chick Kristin and a manicure from my Aunt Peaches.  Thanks to both of them for believing that I could do it.  I can't wait to be pampered.

I can't remember the last time I weighed less than 300 lbs.  Even now, it's hard to wrap my head around what I've accomplished since September 1st.

With my Valentine's weigh in, I crossed the 90 lbs loss threshold.  Friday's weigh in (295.6) moved me even closer to an ever bigger milestone.  I'm just 5.6 lbs away from being able to say I've lost 100 lbs.  My own personal goal is to reach that milestone by the end of February (March 1st will mark six months on this journey).  I don't know that I even believed that I could do it, but over the next 10 days, I'm going to do everything I can to make it happen.

I was finally brave enough to take another step along this weigh loss journey: taking the dreaded sports bra pic.  As you can see, it's pretty much impossible to hide anything in yoga pants (an XL by the way) and a sports bra.  As an aside, anyone know where I can buy tall yoga pants.  It looks like I'm trying to cross a stream in these.  LOL.

I've found that losing as much weight as I have in such a short time frame has lead to quite a bit of jiggle in my arms and thighs.  See my batwings in the far right pic???  Along with my cardio workouts, it's time to work in some strength training so I can tighten some things up.  :)

 Now on to the next Fit Chick Challenge - 275 by Easter.

03 February 2012

The Monthly Report

After months of counting on mainly my nutrition for weight loss, I finally got my butt in motion.  In the month of January, I didn't work out every day but I worked out more days than I didn't. 

Over the holidays I bought Just Dance 3 for the Wii and it has become my new best friend.  I don't mind sweating until my shirt is soaked through because I'm having so much fun doing it.

Between JD3, Fit Chicks (I go every Sunday) and a couple of miscellaneous activities, I managed to log 1065 minutes of exercise in 16 days and burn 9123 calories. 

I have a pretty good handle on counting my calories and I've found an activity that I can stick with for exercise.  My next goal is to try to elimate as many processed foods as I can so that I can decrease my sodium intake.  Case in point, this weekend when I make my own black bean burgers, I''ll be starting with dry beans instead of canned.  Keep your fingers crossed that they turn out ok. 

Be sure to check out my Weigh In page to see this month's stats.